Six or Seven Miles Today

I made up for my lack of exercise yesterday. This
morning as I prepared to walk with Phyllis I foolishly decided to leave
my camera at home. I almost always have it with me; it’s no bother to
carry it. But Monday when we walked there didn’t seem to be anything
interesting. I thought today would be the same. As soon as I went
around the corner I knew I had made a mistake. Then, all during the
walk we found wonderful images. I guess the light was better this
morning. It was very warm and much brighter. The sun actually appeared
this afternoon.

I decided to go back again; it wouldn’t look the same
next week when I got back from New York. First I had to do another
errand, then lunch. I had already walked about four miles; another
three wouldn’t hurt.

I began by walking around the corner to photograph this vine growing on a post.

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I think it was better in the morning; probably had
more leaves. Then I got into the car and drove to Frick Park, not my
usual practice, but I didn’t want to be totally wiped out
.





This is the beginning of my walk.

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Most of the trees are bare, but a few really stand out.

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Some things show up much better when there aren’t so many leaves.

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Then again, some things are better hidden.
This massive house is barely noticeable in summer; now it looms
monstrously. One could wish for better zoning laws or enforcement.

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This
morning I noticed a branch with some wonderful, delicate fungi. I
continued walking almost to the end of the trail to find it.

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I found this log with a beautiful growth on it. I wish I knew more about these things. 

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Here is one last tree to show you. I suspect it is the
last beautiful tree of this autumn. I wish I could make a portrait of
every tree.

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